Josh Purvis says...
"Willa Bost has the rare gift of making a huge difference in a small amount of time. Though she studied at UNC Greensboro for two years, her contributions reverberate through the concrete halls, making it seem as though she had been here for decades. Her entrepreneurial spirit leads her to make bold choices look effortless, but she roots her efficacy in solid preparation and practiced artisanship. Beloved by students and faculty alike, it becomes apparent that her inspirational acting and revelatory teaching are two sides of an ever-spinning coin, one that blurs into a spiritual sphere and brave new world of loving guidance for those that have the pleasure of working with her. Thus, Willa's students "wish she knew" how much she authentically motivates them to work harder than they ever thought they could, all the while marveling at how easily she embodies the three-dimensional souls within the live performances we watch her give.
I've described Willa to others thusly: "when a large group of actors hit places, during a dimly-lit scene change, Willa Bost is the person that you seek out before the lights come up." And while her ability-and-experience has the potential to make professional actors look like dilettantes, I have always observed her going the extra mile to raise the work of others to her exemplary level, rather than leaving them behind, chasing her glory. Willa Bost is an actor's actor, and a teacher of teachers. I learn something monumental in every privileged moment that I watch her work."
Director of Theatre Education
UNCG School of Theatre
Kenny Leon says....